OEM News 10/21/2008

October 21, 2008

Articles

Space Systems/Loral Announces Contract for High-Power Satellite
Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications and the leading provider of commercial satellites, said that it has been awarded a contract for a high-power spacecraft, from one of the world’s premier satellite operators. Read More

Hitachi Gets Order For Commercial Vehicle Hybrid System
Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd., which manufactures lithium-ion batteries for hybrid electric vehicles (HEV) and other uses, today announced that they have been awarded an order from U.S.-based Eaton Corporation to supply motors, inverters, lithium-ion batteries and other components for Eaton’s hybrid power systems to be delivered through 2011. Plans call for commercial vehicles using Eaton’s hybrid system to be rolled out in markets in North America, Europe and Asia. Read More

Court Decision On Transmission Patent Infringement Suit
ArvinMeritor, Inc., ZF Friedrichshafen AG, and ZF Meritor, LLC said they won a patent infringement suit brought by Eaton Corp. on the ZF FreedomLine transmission. The suit was heard before a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan and was initially filed on December 1, 2003. Read More

Boeing Opens Experimentation Center In Suffolk, Virginia
The Boeing Company opened a new experimentation center in Suffolk, Va., bringing its full modeling, simulation, analysis and experimentation capability to government customers in the high-tech Hampton Roads area. Read More

Boeing To Supply Security Systems For Minuteman III Launch Facilities
The Boeing Company said it will manufacture and deliver control system hardware and modification kits to improve security at more than 450 Minuteman III facilities as part of the U.S. Air Force Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Security Modernization Program. Read More


AM Webcast Series

Now Available On Demand

5 Key Strategies For Reduced Cost and Increased Profitability
Striving to reduce costs and increase profitability while remaining competitive is no easy task.

Epicor Manufacturing talks about ways to plan, schedule, execute and monitor your manufacturing operations – from raw materials to final product – to develop your highest level of flexibility and agility, and to make your operations more competitive.

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Sponsored by: EPICOR


Benchmarking at IMTS
American Machinist conducted its third annual Benchmark Survey of American Machine Shops between February and April of this year.

American Machinist, reviews the results of this third annual survey, and talks about what the data means and how shops can use the data to make plans for this year's IMTS.

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Tool Shop Optimization: Concurrent Engineering for Today's Machine Shop
Applying concurrent engineering processes to design and manufacturing can help toolmakers increase productivity and shorten product delivery times—improving responsiveness to customers and your company's bottom-line results.

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Sponsored by: Cimatron Group


Workshop


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November 12-14, 2008
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The 2008 Machine Shop Workshop is an intensive 2-day event featuring peer presentations, best-practices and an emphasis on solving your real-world problems.

Your registration also includes:
  • Tickets to the "Best Machine Shops" award dinner banquet.
  • FREE copy of the new "Benchmarks for Machine Shops" databook.
  • A chance to win an IPOD Touch. Courtesy of MFG.com.
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Announcements

American Machinist Launches New Internet Forum
The American Machinist Forum is a place to share thoughts, ideas and best practices for machine shops.

The focus is on making machine shops competitive, efficient and flexible enough to compete in a global environment. You'll find discussion about manpower, use of automation and technology, creative uses of machine tools and a whole lot more. So sign up now and jump in. Click Here


AM Machine Tool Theater


New Machine Tool Theater
American Machinist announces launch of Machine Tool Theater. Watch videos about machining and machining equipment. You'll see faster, more precise machines; cutting tools to process virtually any material; finishing technologies; automation systems; quality instruments and manufacturing software. You'll see how to reduce cycle times and increase productivity. Watch Videos Now




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